Reform Candidates Prevail on Election Night
Reform mined candidates – led by Mayoral hopeful Carl DeMaio - roared to victory in Tuesday’s Primary Election and made it clear that fiscal and regulatory reform is the best way to improve San Diego’s fiscal condition and restore city services. DeMaio led the pack of mayoral hopefuls and will face Congressman Bob Filner in a November runoff election.
District 1 incumbent City Councilmember, Sherry Lightner found herself in second place behind pro-business candidate Ray Ellis who nearly took the seat outright with 46% of the vote. Lighter and Ellis will face off again in November. This will not be the case in District 7 however, as BIA backed candidate Scott Sherman scored a knockout victory with 51% of the vote negating the need for a runoff election.
Propositions A & B that rein in union project labor agreements and government pensions cruised to victories with union leaders vowing to fight on through the courts if necessary. The County Board of Supervisors will have a new face in November as Steve Danon and Dave Roberts head to a runoff for the right to succeed the retiring Pam Slater-Price.
In all, nearly every BIA backed candidate prevailed in the June Primary Election which sets the stage for real reform come November.
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